Why is it important that you double strap your water heater?  Not because it’s going to run away…but because of earthquakes!  Did you know that earthquakes are semi-common in Northwestern Washington?  

It’s recommended that you strap the bottom and top 1/3’s of your water heater appliance, which is customary in seismic zones.   This may seem like a step that’s done in an abundance of caution, but you wouldn’t want it to be your water heater that topples over in an earthquake and takes a fuel line out with it!  Also, FYI, most lenders require water heaters to be double-strapped as a condition of financing.   

Check out this link for more information on double strapping your water heater: Earthquake Country Alliance: Welcome to Earthquake Country!